Kelly insists he’s not leaving job
has organized the White House more tightly and changed how people interact with the president.
“I restrict no one, by the way, from going in to see him,” Kelly said. “But when we go in to see him now, rather than the onesies and twosies, we go in and help him collectively understand what — what he needs to understand to make these vital decisions.”
Kelly called his chief of staff position the hardest and the most important job he’s ever held — but not the best one. That would be enlisted Marine sergeant infantryman.
Kelly said he’s read that “I’ve been a failure at controlling the president, or a failure at controlling his tweeting, and all that.” But he added that he was “not brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president, so that he can make the best decisions.”
Kelly also channeled his boss by saying that inaccurate media reports are his greatest “frustration” in the job.
He urged reporters to “get better sources.”